HB 176: "An Act relating to break times for employees who nurse a child."

00 HOUSE BILL NO. 176 01 "An Act relating to break times for employees who nurse a child." 02 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 03 * Section 1. AS 23.10 is amended by adding a new section to article 7 to read: 04 Sec. 23.10.450. Nursing mothers. (a) An employer shall provide reasonable 05 unpaid break time each day to an employee who is the nursing mother of a child so 06 that the employee may breastfeed or express breast milk. The break time may run 07 concurrently with other break time provided to the employee and must occur at times 08 during the workday that reasonably ensure the health and comfort of the mother and 09 the child and allow the employee to maintain breast milk supply. 10 (b) An employer shall provide a private and sanitary room or other location in 11 close proximity to the work area, other than a toilet stall, where the employee can 12 express milk or breastfeed the child. 13 (c) Nothing in this section requires an employer to allow a child in the 14 workplace at times other than break times. 15 (d) In this section, "employer" means a corporation, company, partnership,

01 firm, association, organization, or sole proprietor, including the state and any political 02 subdivision of the state.